Stanislav Ioudenitch

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Stanislav Ioudenitch
Born (1971-12-05) December 5, 1971 (age 45)
Genres Classical
Occupation(s) Pianist
Instruments Piano
Labels Harmonia Mundi

Stanislav Ioudenitch (born December 5, 1971 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan), is a Uzbekistani-born American pianist, known for winning the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal at the Eleventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2001, as well as the Steven De Groote Memorial Award for Best Performance of Chamber Music.[1] He has also won top prizes at the Busoni, Kapell, and Maria Callas Competitions, as well as at the 1998 Palm Beach Invitational and the 2000 New Orleans International. His win at the Van Cliburn Competition led to a recital debut at the Aspen Music Festival and a European tour, highlighted by appearances at summer festivals in France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Ioudenitch studied piano at the Uspensky School of Music in Tashkent, the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid, the International Piano Academy Lake Como, the International Piano Foundation Theo Lieven in Italy, the Cleveland Institute of Music and the UMKC Conservatory of Music. A former student of Natalia Vasinkina and Dmitri Bashkirov, he also studied with Karl Ulrich Schnabel, Sergei Babayan, William Grant Naboré, Murray Perahia, Leon Fleisher, Fou Ts'ong and Rosalyn Tureck among others.


Ioudenitch has performed throughout Europe, the United States, and Asia, and collaborated with a wide range of international conductors including James Conlon, Valery Gergiev, Mikhail Pletnev, Asher Fisch, Vladimir Spivakov, Günther Herbig, Pavel Kogan, James DePreist, Michael Stern, Stefan Sanderling, Carl St. Clair and Justus Franz, and with such orchestras as the National Symphony in Washington DC, the Munich Philharmonic, Mariinsky Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic, the National Philharmonic of Russia, the Fort Worth Symphony and the Kansas City Symphony among others. He has also performed with the Takács, Prazák and Borromeo String Quartets and is a founding member of the Park Piano Trio at Park University in Kansas City, Missouri.

Ioudenitch is the youngest pianist ever invited to give master classes at the International Piano Academy at Lake Como. He is currently associate professor of piano and the artistic director at the International Center for Music at Park University. His students include Behzod Abduraimov.


  • Third Place, Busoni International Piano Competition (1991)[2]
  • Eleventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (2001)[1]
    • Co-winner: Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal
    • Steven De Groote Memorial Award for Best Performance of Chamber Music


compact discs
title label date catalog number notes
1. Stanislav Ioudenitch: Gold Medalist, Eleventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Harmonia Mundi 9 October 2001 HMU 907290

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